Metrolinx begins installing plastic dividers between the seats of certain buses and trains

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Metrolinx has started installing clear plastic dividers between the seats of some of its GO buses and trains as it strives to find new ways to limit the spread of germs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The public transit agency says it started installing separators on 30 of its GO buses on June 30 and will also install them on five GO trains starting July 6.

He said he will also start using one-way doors and directional signage on the five GO trains with the dividers to “limit the amount of face-to-face contact” between customers.

“Like any pilot project, Metrolinx will assess all parts of this test, including customer satisfaction, to determine if the transit agency will install separators, directional arrows and door decals on all GO vehicles, “said the transit agency in a statement. blog post.

Metrolinx says it has already introduced 40 measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 and continues to “strongly encourage” drivers to wear face covers while in vehicles and when waiting in stations and on platforms.

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